"I shall pass this way but once; any good that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again"Janet F. Thorsberg, 82, of Midland, died Saturday Nov. 5, 2016, at her residence. She will be greatly missed by her family. Janet was born on June 5, 1934, in Saginaw, to the late Bruce and Eugenia (Powers) Fayerweather. She married her high school sweetheart, Paul Thorsberg, on July 9, 1954, in Midland. He preceded her in death July 13, 2012.Janet graduated from Midland High School in1952. She then entered Michigan State University where she received an associate's degree as an administrative assistant. After raising her family she worked at St. John's Episcopal Church for 12 years, then at The Dow Chemical Co. She enjoyed gardening and antiques, especially antique Jewelry. Janet's gardening talents were featured in the Reece Endeavor Garden Walk in 2009. Just this year she won a City of Midland Beautification Award. Frequently people would stop by the Thorsberg home to admire, and discuss with Janet her garden. Janet found great pleasure in sharing plants with friends and strangers. She enjoyed making the world a more beautiful place. Janet also enjoyed playing bridge and was an ACBL Life Master. Janet was a lifelong Episcopalian. In addition to her years as church secretary, she was a member of the St. Martha's Guild and has served on the pastoral committee.Janet is survived by her children, Christine (Richard) Siemer of Midland, Daniel (Irene) Thorsberg of Benton Harbor, and Carl (Kathy) Thorsberg of Chappaqua, N.Y. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Elizabeth (Nathan) Moyer, Valerie (Mike) Alexander, William (Ashley) Thorsberg, Jaclyn Taylor, Paul (Maria Dunn) Thorsberg, Christian (Aleena Lopez) Thorsberg, Brooke Bigford, Kaytlyn Thorsberg and Michael Thorsberg; great-grandchildren, Ainsley Moyer, Beckett Moyer, and Paisley Thorsberg; brothers and sisters, Bruce (Mary) Fayerweather, her twin sister Jean Fayerweather Schock, and William (Linda) Fayerweather; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband Paul, Janet was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Bruce Arnold; and brother-in-law, Robert Schock.Funeral services for Janet will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday Nov. 9, 2016, from St. John's Episcopal Church in Midland. The Rev. Kenneth (Ken) Hitch will officiate, with burial to take place in the Midland Cemetery. Friends may call at Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 W. Wheeler St., in Midland on Tuesday Nov. 8, 4-7 p.m., and at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of services. Those considering an expression of sympathy in her memory may wish to consider SAMS Food Pantry of St. John's Episcopal Church.
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